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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Land Rover LR2 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Land Rover LR2. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover LR2.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Land Rover LR2, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Land Rover LR2. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Land Rover LR2 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Land Rover LR2, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover LR2.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Land Rover LR2 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover LR2, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Land Rover LR2, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover LR2.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover LR2, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Land Rover LR2.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Land Rover LR2.

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100

2015 Land Rover
LR2

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MSRP*: $36,600
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City MPG: 16 - 17 17
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,935 - $40,191 --

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